Published at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-587256
From Sexual Harrasment towards Blasphemy - A Conspiracy Case against Indonesia Spiritual Guru Anand Krishna
Feb 12th 2010 - A.K was reported by two former students, Tara dan Sumidah, to Indonesian National Comission of Women (Komnas Perempuan) for allegedly accused of sexual harrasment in which the method was that they had been brainwashed, or hypnotized, and given doctrine of “idolizing” a guru. They were accompanied by their lawyer Agung Mattauch.
Feb 15th 2010 - The case was formally reported to Jakarta Police Metro Jaya by Tara only. There was also the beginning of negative media campaign against a.k, for he was, allegedly, persuasing muslim for not doing daily prayers, and a.k’s teaching that the way to God was only by sex, as stated in Vivanews.com (http://nasional.vivanews.com/news/read/129504-_anand_ajarkan_menuju...)
Feb 17th 2010 - Centers for A.K’s victims were opened in 3 cities,i.e, Jakarta (Apt Rasuna Tower 2- Kuningan), Jogjakarta and Bali. (http://metro.vivanews.com/news/read/130115-posko_korban_anand_krish...[COMMENT : THE OPENING OF CENTERS LIKE THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY FOR MEDIA COVERAGE STRATEGY ONLY SINCE TILL NOW, NO OTHER VICTIMS REPORTED TO THE CENTERS]On TvOne’s Indonesian Night News, a talk show by Tara’s Group of A.K’s teaching about RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM, which was prohibited in Indonesia by BLASPHEMY LAW.
Feb 19th 2010 - Chief of Indonesian Police Criminal Investigation Bureau, Komjen (Pol) Ito Sumardi asked Anand Ashram Foundation (AAF) to cancel BI-WEEKLY PEACE CAMPAIGN in Monas because there were rumours of OCCULTISME against A.K and AAF, and the event was CLOSELY observed by RADICALS.[COMMENT : LATER, WE JUST LEARNED THAT SHUTTING DOWN THIS BI-WEEKLY PEACE CAMPAIGN EVENT IN MONAS WAS ONE OF THEIR GOALS]
Feb 24th 2010 - Once again, there were rumours and gossips of misguided/astray CULT and BRAINWASHING thru doctrine on tv programme (this time was in Trans7’s i-gossip), featuring Habib Abdurahman Assegaf as sources [COMMENT: ABDURRAHMAN ASSEGAF WAS WELL-KNOWN “THUG TO BECOME CLERIC” AND CONSIDERED AS ONE OF RADICAL FUNDAMENTALIST]
Feb 25th 2010 - On Online Media :TempoInteraktif - Thu, Feb 25th 2010, Tara’s Lawyer Agung Mattauch stated “The Sexual Harrasment (Case) was only an entry gate to more serious problem. This was (going to become) Religious Blasphemy.” (http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/kriminal/2010/02/25/brk,20100225-...)
Mar 6TH 2010 - On Online Media: Vivanews, Instead, the same lawyer Agung Mattauch accused A.K of trying to divert the issue from the case of sexual harrasment to the case of pluralism.http://metro.vivanews.com/news/read/134437-anand_krishan_alihkan_is...[COMMENT: STATEMENT TODAY (6TH MAR 2010) FROM AGUNG MATTAUCH, ALLEGEDLY VICTIM’S LAWYER, CLEARLY CONTRADICTED WITH HIS OWN STATEMENT BEFORE (FEB 25TH 2010)]
Mar 8th 2010 - Accusation of “Doctrinization” by Abrory Abdul Jabar in Online News:http://lipsus.kompas.com/topikpilihan/read/2010/03/08/09053494/Muri.... A series of writings about A.K’s teachings which were considered as blasphemy could been found in the most radical islam medias, such as Hidayahtullah, Voice of Islam Tabloid, Sabili, Voice of Islam News, etc.
Apr 5th 2010 - Members of AAF’s Management was reported by the same group to the Depok Police Station.http://metro.vivanews.com/news/read/141648-ibunda_tara_laporkan_ena... [COMMENT: THE ATTACK WAS NOT MEANT TO TARGET A.K ALONE BUT ALSO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE AAF]
Apr 14th 2010 - Alleged Victims of A.K put pressure on police to close down AAF.http://www.detiknews.com/read/2010/04/14/132001/1338057/10/korban-d.... [COMMENT: THIS ‘S ONE OF MANY FACTS THAT WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO DO ACTUALLY WAS CLOSING DOWN THE INSTITUTION, PUT A STOP ON INSTITUTION’S VISION OF ONE EARTH ONE SKY ONE HUMANKIND AND MISSION OF CREATING ENLIGHTENING SOCIETY. SO THEY WERE NOT ONLY TARGETING A.K, BUT ALSO HIS VISION AND MISSION]
Feb - Aug 2010 - A series of VISIT from Islamic Fundamentalis Group to our institution asking about the teaching of A.K and activities in AAF.
Aug 25th 2010 - The first trial was conducted at South-Jakarta District Court. One of A.K’s Attorney is Ms Dwi Ria Latifa - a well-known Indonesia women activists at law.
Sept 16th 2010 - Islamic Defender Front (FPI), a notorius-violent-radical Islamic group, attended the A.K’s trial. [COMMENT: FPI NEVER INVOLVED ITSELF IN ANY LAWFUL CASES, EXCEPT TO BE INVOLVING THEIR ‘OWN’ INTERPRETATION OF ISLAMIC TEACHINGS. SO, IT’S A SIGN THAT THE CASE WOULD BE DRIVEN TO ABOUT THE TEACHINGS RATHER THAN THE SEXUAL ABUSE CASE]
Nov 11th 2010 - Many witnesses have been called by the council of three judges POINTED OUT Abrory always involved in process of prosecuting A.K AS COORDINATOR. For example : meetings at his house, presenting “evidences” to police, financing roadshows and out of city’s trips, writing a Method of A.K’s brainwashing techniques by quoting from 140+ books of A.K that’s stressing ONLY the relationship between Guru and disciple, etc.
This time, he was called as a witness, and confronted by lawyer Darwin Aritonang S.H about his TERM OF RECONCILIATION discussed in earlier months when they met in Studio TvOne. At the time, Abrory had said that there were 3 conditions to wash out this case : (1) A.K should apologize in public, (2) A.K should leave AAF and never been involved again in AAF’s activities, (3) All assets of AAF should be surrendered and transferred. Abrory got angry and yelled in front of presiding judges that he would kill the lawyer and A.K, but in seconds, he corrected that what he meant that he would kill A.K’s idea and, directly would report A.K’s teachings to Islamic Clergy Council (MUI) and PHDI (Hindu Priest Council)
Till today, the trial has been going on close to 7 months. No Evidence. No Substansial Witness. AK’s Lawyer said that this is “his/her story” trial. Right now, the case is only relying on the EXPERT WITNESS, The Hypnotheraphists whose EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS are in question.
Dewi Pratomo, Tara’s personal theraphist, was allowed by court to become expert witness in the trial, denying any chances of SUBJECTIVITY and CONFLICT OF INTEREST. She admitted in media that she has been practicing hypnotheraphis for 20 years although Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI) told us that she just completed her distance education in February 2009. [An Email from Director of Distance Education, HMI]
Another Hypnotherapist Wowiek Prasantyo Mardigu claimed in the court that he had undertaken a 9 months long training with Hypnotherapy Training Institute (HTI), but the DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTION DENIED HIS CLAIM. [An Email from the director of HTI confirmed it]. In court, Mardigu, also said that he would DO ANYTHING according to the ORDER of the clients who had PAID him.
WE THINK THAT THE TRIAL IS GOING TO BE LED SIMILAR LIKE FAMOUS 1980-1990s MCMARTIN DAY CARE CASE IN CALIFORNIA-US, or THE 1980's WEE CARE NURSERY SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY-US. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMartin_preschool_trial andhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee_Care_Nursery_School)
Dewi Pratomo claimed in Media that after isolating Tara (The Accuser) from outside world for 4 months and conducting 45 session of hypnotherapies, she had successfully RECOVERING REPRESSED MEMORY of the accuser that there were sexual abuses. But, according to many hypnotherapy experts, a 45 session of hypnotherapies within 4 months was not only UNETHICAL, but also could lead to IMPLANTING FALSE MEMORY. [NO PROGRAM IN AAF DESIGNED OR OFFERED THAT ISOLATED A PERSON FROM OUTSIDE]
A defense witness, 19 years old student, once friend of the accuser was asked by the prosecutor in the trial as to whom did she idolize. When she mentioned Mahatma Gandhi, the prosecutor asked, "but, you are muslim" implying that it was strange (or wrong) to idolize a hindu figure for a muslim.
Another witness, Mrs. Norma (chartered accountant) was questioned if she was taken to India, and was forced to kind of admittance that what we teach in the Ashram had a hidden agenda of Hinduising people of different faiths.
Another defense witness was also asked about dupa (incense) and crystal. When answered that the dupa was used for aromatherapy, and crystal for health therapy, the prosecutor didn’t accept them as the answer. This situation continues with other witnesses too. NO QUESTION ABOUT THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
Mar 9th 2011 - The Judge Panel chaired by Drs Hari Sasangka SH suddenly detained Anand Krishna who suffered from permanent heart disease although he has been very cooperative in attending the court-trials since August 2010. [Comment: Last time, in the police office, A.K was collapse by a heart attack after interrogated for 11 hours non-stop, despite they have been informed about his diabetic and high blood pressure.]
From 9th March 2011 - today (day 32), AK is ON HUNGER STRIKE, protesting improper treatment against him. With his health condition, this can be fatal. He had lost 25 kg of his body weight.
Anand can not move his body because of light stroke attack a few days ago. We URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS. http://freeanandkrishna.com/en/
Many Thanks and Love Greetings from Indonesia